Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)
Kathy's relationship with Mercantile commenced as a commercial arrangement and she had no rowing background.
This involvement with Mercs started as a caterer for the Club with her company Degrees Catering. She wanted a venue from which to operate and the Club wanted a new and regular income source. The two aims matched very well.
But if it was purely commercial, she would not have this profile written. She loved the Club and became a key member of it. Her relationship with the Club grew and increasingly her business decisions became based on Mercantile's needs rather than her own. She was a generous and well meaning member. Interestingly, the importance of her work for the Club became critical for some number of years as the rowing side was going through a period of significant growth and success. The Club named a boat in her honour.
Sadly she died quite young and was sadly missed by the Club.